Sunday, August 16, 2015

Poore Farm Music, Arts and Homsteading Festival 2015

Please join us for Poore Fest 2015 !
The Poore Family Foundation is hosting the Poore Farm Music, Arts and Homesteading Festival 2015, a daylong musical and educational event, on Saturday, August 22nd and 23rd.  Gates open at 11:00 am, the 23rd will be open mic / jam session.
The Poore Fest will show case a number of musicians across a variety of genres ranging from traditional folk, to the Blues, to Bluegrass, to classic Rock and Roll, even Fire dancers for after dark, and MORE!  A full schedule of performers and activities will be posted the day of the event.
Master of Ceremony, DJ Tiffany / Lady Beefheart:
Harold Boydston,
Strawberry Farm Band,
Joe Wilkins & The Iron Ranger, Starring The Goodhue Brothers,
The Mountain Says No,
H o r n b e a m,
Electric Sorcery, &
Phoenix Bazaar Fire Dancers.

The Poore Family Music, Arts and Homesteading Festival 2015, will take place on the grounds of the 100 acre Poore Family Homestead and Museum campus, located on NH Route 145, in Stewartstown, NH, Saturday August 22nd and into Sunday August 23rd. Sunday afternoon will be an open jam session for any musician who would like to join in.
The Festival will be held at the Poore Farm’s out-door stage and amphitheater. Parking will be in the south field.
The Stage and amphitheater venue were developed in 2004, with funding, in part, from the NH State Council on the Arts, with the purpose of expanding the Museum’s capability to host artistic and cultural events in the North Country.
The Museum has been hosting live events and demonstrations since 1986.
The mission of the Poore Family Foundation is to conserve, continue and propagate the traditional spirit, values and philosophy of living of the settlers who lived on the headwaters of the Connecticut River Valley.
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance has recognized the Poore Family Farm as one of the “Seven Sites to Save”, and is listed as an Endangered Historic Property in 2014.
Proceeds from Poore Fest 2015 will directly support the Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum, their programs and future events. The Foundation, Kenneth Poore has created, is to serve as a historical and educational site, to a way of life that existed prior-to rural electrification.
There is an increasing interest and need for locally grown organic produce, homesteading, permaculture and reconnecting with the land within the general and especially the younger population.  The Poore Farm is the perfect venue to be an example and resource of education and connecting our community. This year we will be further engaging the local community, by bringing in educators, homesteaders, Bee keepers, horticulturalist, herbalists and farmers from the surrounding area for educational purposes.
Learn About : Medicinal Plants and Mushrooms, Plant Sex & Seed Saving, Bee Keeping, Vintage Lanterns, Growing Hops, Soap Making, Hula Hooping, Community Building, Climate Justice and More!
More at: / 603-237-5500 /
The Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum will also be open through out the day, allowing visitors the chance to view over 180 year’s worth of Poore family history between performances.
 Poore Fest 2015 will be presented at the Poore Homestead’s amphitheater and stage venue, just off NH Route 145 in Stewartstown, NH.  Seven (7) Miles north of Colebrook. Watch for signs.
Admission:  $20 per adult, accompanied children under 12 are FREE.
All proceeds will benefit the Poore Farm Museum.
For additional information, please contact the Poore Family Foundation at 603-237-5500 or

Directions:  7 miles North of Colebrook on NH Route 145, watch for signs.
Bring a chair or a blanket.
Tent Camping, pack-in pack-out.
All pets must be leached and cared for.
Food and beverages vended on site

Sponsored by: The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy,
The Tillotson North Country Foundation, Bruce Katz DDS and Steven Ellis.

Musicians or educators interested in participating in this or next year’s event, please contact the Poore Family Foundation at 603-237-5500 or